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Cedar Hill Schools

Cedar Hill ISD is taking education "by the horns." 


As reported by CHISD Communications, December 2019

CHISD is one of 250 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. Since 2017, the district has increased the number of scholars participating in AP courses and increased or maintained the percentage of scholars earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.  “This designation celebrates our work in successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared scholars who are ready for AP. It is the responsibility of all CHISD staff to make the dreams of our scholars possible; we do this with high expectations, preparation and opportunities. I am proud to lead our district in expanding the availability of AP courses to scholars of all backgrounds,” said Dr. Gerald B. Hudson, superintendent.

Cedar Hill ISD offers 18 advanced placement courses and during the 2018-19 school year, 513 scholars completed at least one advanced placement exam.

In 2019, more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, or both, and/or consideration in the admissions process. Inclusion in the 10th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2017 to 2019, looking across 38 AP Exams. To be included for this honor, districts must meet the following criteria:

  • Increase participation or access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6% in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts;
  • Increase or maintain the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams and increase or maintain the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring 3 or higher on at least one AP Exam; and
  • Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2019 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2017 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students earn a 3 or higher.


Cedar Hill Independent School District Schools

1208 E. Pleasant Run Rd.

Cedar Hill, Texas 75104


Click here to review the District Accountability Summary

In 2008, the ISD Offices moved into the new Cedar Hill Government Center with the City of Cedar Hill municipal government offices. Their partnership was the first of its kind in the state and provides a unique opportunity for all facets of the city to work together in delivering quality services to the citizens of Cedar Hill. 

Cedar Hill ISD has a board of trustees that is comprised of seven at-large positions by place. Trustees serve three-year terms. Board meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at the T.W. Turk Cannady Cedar Hill Room located in the Municipal Government Center. The public is welcome to attend. 

Midlothian ISD serves those Cedar Hill residents living in the southern sector of the city.  The school district has approximately 112 square miles serving approximately 7,350 students who reside within the boundaries of Cedar Hill, Mansfield, Maypearl, Ovilla, Venus, and Waxahachie. Midlothian ISD includes six elementary schools grades Pre K-5, two middle schools grades 6-8, and one high school grades 9-12. 

Harmony School of Nature is a college preparatory charter school with strong emphasis on mathematics, science, and computer applications. Academic programs serve grades Pre-K through 12.  It is located at 8120 W. Camp Wisdom Road.  Phone: (972) 296-1000

Life School seeks to develop leaders with the necessary skills to achieve success in the 21st century. Through character training, strong academics and parent involvement Life School will be successful in fulfilling its mission.  Phone: 972-293-282

Newman International at Cedar Hill's mission is to train and educate future generations of young men and women with wisdom, stature and favor; to give students opportunities to become whole individuals ready to serve the world by helping them reach their highest potential, and to provide in partnership with parents and community a well-rounded education within the context of American heritage.  Phone: (972) 293-5460

Nova Academy is a charter school with a private school environment serving students from grades Pre-K through 6th located at 820 E. Wintergreen Road, Building B in Cedar Hill, Texas. Phone:  (972) 291-1900

Trinity Leadership provides a complete educational experience in a Christian atmosphere, based on a biblical worldview, enabling students to become outstanding Christian leaders in society. More than 90% of students attend an institution of higher learning. It is located at 1231 Pleasant Run Road in Cedar Hill.  Phone: (972) 291-4739

UME Preparatory Academy K-12 schools based on the University Method of Education (UME) have been in existence for almost two decades in the private sector, with over 50 private UME schools open across the country (21 in Texas and 9 in the Dallas/Fort Worth vicinity). UME Prep is the first public charter UME school to be established.  Phone: (972) 296-0084  

Village Tech Schools is an open-enrollment charter school serving grades PK4-8th. This is a tuition-free, public school that is open for anyone to enroll if they live within our boundary. The mission of Village Tech Schools is to provide students with great teachers who collaborate to cultivate character, design new challenges, and establish authentic community.  Phone: 972-827-7843

Handprints Academy in Cedar Hill provides students with opportunities for hands-on learning. The academy is dedicated to providing environments and experiences that promote healthy physical, social, emotional and cognitive development for children of all ages. Spanish Immersion Classrooms will soon be a component of this academy as well. They are located at 301 W. Belt Line Road and can be reached at (972) 291-1313.


Serving Cedar Hill


Northwood University at Cedar Hill

Northwood University is a specialty business university serving adult students in Cedar Hill through undergraduate education in the Adult Degree Program, and through graduate education at the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management. Northwood also has a program center at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth to serve area students as well as military members and their families. Students can complete courses onsite at the Cedar Hill or Fort Worth campuses in the evening and online. 

207 N Cannady Dr, Cedar Hill, TX 75104

(972) 293-5454


Strayer University

Strayer is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on higher education.  Programs such as business, accounting, marketing, information systems, and criminal justice are just a few that the University features.  Undergraduate, as well as Masters programs, are offered as well as continuing education, associates and many certificate programs.  For more information and to tour the campus visit email at [email protected] or call the campus direct at the number below.

610 Uptown Boulevard, Ste 3500, Cedar Hill, TX 75104

(469) 454-3400


Dallas County Community College District

Cedar Valley College is located on more than 300 acres in southern Dallas County. Our award-winning architecture and careful attention to landscaping have given us a reputation for being one of the most scenic areas in the Metroplex. The mission of Cedar Valley College is to provide exemplary teaching and learning experiences that prepare students for success in a dynamic world while strengthening communities.
Mountain View College is an open-access public community college that opened in 1970 as the second of seven separately accredited colleges of the Dallas County Community College District serving residents of southwest Dallas County, Texas.  Its service area is comprised of urban, suburban, and industrial communities that include the southwest quadrant of the city of Dallas, and the cities of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and Grand Prairie.

Surrounding Area Higher Education


Dallas Baptist University, 300 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, 214-333-7100

Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, 972-708-7340

Navarro College — Midlothian Campus, 899 Mt. Zion Road, Midlothian, 972-775-7200

The University of North Texas — Dallas, 7300 Houston School Road, Dallas, 972-780-3600



Baylor College of Dentistry, 3302 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, 214-828-8100

Baylor University School of Nursing, 3700 Worth Street, Dallas, 214-820-3361

El Centro College, 801 Main Street, Dallas, 214-860-2037

Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road, Dallas, 214-376-1000

Southern Methodist University, 6504 Airline Road, Dallas, 214-768-2000

Southern Assemblies of God University, 1200 Sycamore Street, Waxahachie, 888-YES-SAGU


The University of Texas at Arlington, 701 S Nedderman Drive, Arlington, 817-272-2011

UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2201 Inwood Road, Dallas, 214-648-3111



Brookhaven, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, 972-860-4700

Eastfield College, 3737 Motley Drive, Mesquite, 972-860-7002

North Lake College, 5001 MacArthur Boulevard, Irving, 972-273-3000

Texas Christian University, 2800 S University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-257-7000

Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan Street, Fort Worth, 800-580-8980

The University of Texas at Dallas, 8542 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, 469-330-70878



Online Colleges in Texas

Per the Center for Online Education:  As the largest state in the contiguous U.S., Texas has an abundance of fully and partially online postsecondary programs. The most noteworthy of the state’s online offerings come from the University of Texas and Texas A&M public education systems. These networks cover the entirety of the state, with nearly every campus providing students with a selection of online courses and programs.

In effect, these online public programs let students throughout Texas earn their degree online while having relatively easy access to campus resources. And while online students enroll at a specific branch, the public systems allow distance students to choose from a massive catalog of courses run by their in-network sister schools.